Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - 123 km west of Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan, on Monday, June 20, 1983 at 02:43 GMT

Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - 123 km west of Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan, on Monday, June 20, 1983 at 02:43 GMT Strong mag. 5.4 earthquake - 123 km west of Hirosaki, Aomori, Japan, on Monday, June 20, 1983 at 02:43 GMT

Strong magnitude 5.4 earthquake at 18 km depth

1 Jan 00:00 UTC: First to report: USGS after 30 seconds.

Earthquake details

Date & timeJun 20, 1983 02:43:24 UTC
Local time at epicenter
Depth18.3 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude41.004°N / 139.12°E (Japan Sea, Japan)
Antipode41.004°S / 40.88°W
Shaking intensityModerate shaking near epicenter
Felt0 reports
Primary data sourceUSGS (United States Geological Survey)
Nearest volcanoOshima-Oshima (60 km / 37 mi)
Nearby towns and cities108 km (67 mi) W of Shimokizukuri (Tsugaru) (pop: 18,900) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
113 km (70 mi) W of Goshogawara (pop: 49,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
117 km (73 mi) NW of Noshiro (pop: 51,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
123 km (76 mi) WNW of Hirosaki (pop: 175,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
137 km (85 mi) W of Aomori (pop: 298,400) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
146 km (91 mi) NW of Ōdate (pop: 64,500) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
160 km (99 mi) WSW of Hakodate (pop: 275,700) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
166 km (103 mi) NNW of Akita (pop: 320,100) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
294 km (183 mi) SW of Sapporo (pop: 1,883,000) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
593 km (369 mi) N of Tokyo (pop: 8,336,600) | Show on map | Quakes nearby
Estimated seismic energy released7.9 x 1012 joules (2.21 gigawatt hours, equivalent to 1898 tons of TNT or 0.1 atomic bombs!) | about seismic energy
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5.418 kmHokkaido, Japan regionUSGS
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Recorded aftershocks, latest first (4 quakes)

Date and timeMag
Jul 24, 1983 19:07
39 years ago

33 km
125 km W of Hirosaki, Aomori, JapanMore
Jun 30, 1983 04:33
39 years ago

33 km
99 km W of Shimokizukuri, Tsugaru Shi, Aomori, JapanMore
Jun 22, 1983 04:36
39 years ago

15 km
124 km NW of Hirosaki, Aomori, JapanMore
Jun 22, 1983 00:59
39 years ago

33 km
90 km NW of Noshiro, Akita, JapanMore

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